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Princess Rose 04-11-2007 12:02 PM

MaAi
 
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Princess Rose 04-11-2007 12:04 PM

Re: MaAi
 
Just curious how would you use ma ai in a sentence?
Is it maai, ma ai, Ma Ai, or MaAi?

Mark Freeman 04-11-2007 12:27 PM

Re: MaAi
 
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Rosemary Wulf wrote: (Post 175216)
Just curious how would you use ma ai in a sentence?

I think you just did;)

Janet Rosen 04-12-2007 07:11 PM

Re: MaAi
 
The analogy I've always used for how time and space integrate for the concept of ma'ai is making a left turn off of a busy, multilane street: as the experienced driver approaches the intersection, she automatically gauges the relative distance and forward speed of all the oncoming vehicles. She decides whether to accelerate and turn, slow down and continue to assess, or stop and wait. This process is continually and automatically adjusted moment-to-moment until the turn is completed.

Princess Rose 04-12-2007 10:48 PM

Re: MaAi
 
You know it's funny I've been thinking about that recently. I have been learning how to longboard and have been using the concept of maai to avoid being hit by cars/hitting pedestrians. When I first set foot on him (I named him Tyler :)) I was always panicking and running into stuff because I just couldn't relax. Now I'm starting to develop a feeling of when I need to drag my foot to come to a sudden stop, or when I can simply carve around obstacles. It is sort of like maai, just feeling what is the proper distance. IDK hard to put into words.

David Humm 04-29-2007 06:36 AM

Re: MaAi
 
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Rosemary Wulf wrote: (Post 175216)
Just curious how would you use ma ai in a sentence?
Is it maai, ma ai, Ma Ai, or MaAi?

ma - distance ai - mutual (contextually in relation to distance)

example - issoku itto no ma ai and chiki ma

Both relate to the distancing between combatants


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